It looks like it’s actually going to happen.
After rumors about a potential Chris Benoit biopic surfaced last week, the Wrestling Observer has confirmed popular Hollywood actor Liev Schreiber will be starring as the deceased Canadian wrestler in a film titled Crossface.
He was offered the role two years ago, but the actor denied being involved in the project. The movie will be based on the book Ring of Hell, written by Matthew Randazzo, and covers Benoit’s early days as a superstar up until the fateful day where he murdered his wife Nancy (formerly known as Woman in the wrestling industry) and son Daniel before killing himself in 2007.
Sarah Coulter, former employee of the Weinstein Company will write the script, which may include several familiar characters such as the late Eddie Guerrero and Vince McMahon.
Details are scarce at this point, yet if Schreiber – who kind of resembles Benoit – takes on the role, it will be interesting to see one of Hollywood’s most talented actors indulge into the life of a spectacular wrestler whose career took a turn for the worse.
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